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Here is a link dump, covering some stories over the last few days:

Mitre making progress “Right-hander Sergio Mitre threw in the bullpen on Friday in Tampa and is scheduled to throw two “innings” in the bullpen on Monday. Mitre was placed on the 15-day DL on June 15 with a strained left oblique. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it would be “reasonable” to expect Mitre back soon after the All-Star break.”

Yankees have interest in Wigginton?  “The Yankees have some interest in Ty Wigginton, according to Ed Price of AOL FanHouse. Price suggests the Yankees would be interested in the 32-year-old as a part-time player, rather than as an everyday starter.”

A-Rod donates $250,000 to Bronx hospital “Rodriguez donated $250,000 to help fund the construction of the Bronx hospital’s outpatient center, according to a news release from the Yankees. The center offers treatment for cardiac illnesses, asthma, diabetes and neurological disorders, among other health issues, according to the Yankees.”

Adam Dunn A Fit For Yanks? “Dunn would help a number of teams, and a GM guessed the Yankees or Angels could be a fit. “Could you imagine him at Yankee Stadium?” another observed. The Yankees’ offense has suffered a bit after losing Damon and Hideki Matsui during the offseason and with Nick Johnson out for an undetermined length, so Dunn might look pretty good batting sixth in the Bronx.”

Aceves’ bullpen session cut short Aceves had been scheduled to throw 40-45 pitches off a full mound but felt more discomfort in his lower back, which has kept him on the disabled list since May 12. Aceves is being sent to New York to be evaluated by team physician Christopher Ahmad.

“From what I understand, he started his bullpen [session] and wasn’t able to finish it,” manager Joe Girardi said. “They’re going to have to look at every alternative they have to see what’s the quickest way to get him right.”

This is Aceves’ second setback as he attempts to return from the lower back strain, and surgery could now be considered an option. Aceves was 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 10 games for New York this year after going 10-1 with a 3.54 ERA in 43 games (one start) in 2009.

Five Minor Leaguers handed suspensions “Four of the players were pitchers, including two Yankees’ prospects, Daury Aquino and Alexander de los Santos. D-backs pitcher Joel Matos and Royals hurler Freddy Rodriguez were also found in violation of the policy. All four tested positive for metabolites of the drug Stanozolol.”


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Here are a bunch of updates courtesy of MLBTradeRumors.com:

The Yankees are focused on improving their offense right now. Olney wonders if the Yanks could pursue a powerful infielder like Ty Wigginton. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports listed some easier-to-obtain infielders yesterday.

The Yankees are not actively looking for a utility infielder, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal names Willie Bloomquist, John McDonald and Jayson Nix as options the Yanks could consider should they decide that they want more experience than Kevin Russo and Ramiro Pena can offer.

The Yankees now seem like the favorites to sign Lee this winter, but could they acquire the lefty during the season? They will call the Mariners in case they like the asking price for Lee, but the Yanks don’t seem like a fit.

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